At Forest s Edge

AT. FOREST'S. EDGE. Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. —Yoda were BACK IN the late eighties and early nineties, you'd be hard pressed to open a hunting magazine and not find some reference to hunting the edges.

Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510767495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Outdoor literature lends itself well to reminiscence of the past; days gone by, hunts with old friends, and good dogs long gone. Joel Spring explored the past in depth with The Ghosts of Autumn (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016). In his latest work, At Forest’s Edge, Spring turns his thoughts and insights to the future and the future of the sport of hunting. In essays span - ning a season afield, At Forest’s Edge speaks to the upcoming generation of hunters as well as those of us who have a few more miles on our boots. The au - thor weaves humor, sadness, and a sense of hope seamlessly together in another engaging book. Inside you’ll find deer and ducks, dogs and friends, adventure and reflection. Most importantly, you’ll find hope for the future. Come take a walk with Joel Spring At Forest’s Edge .

The Witch at the Forest s Edge

“A thoughtful examination of witchcraft, The Witch at the Forest's Edge by Christine Grace explores a wide range of topics from sourcing our tools ethically to examining the origins of what we think we know to discovering the spirits of ...

Author: Christine Grace

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633412393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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An in-depth course of study in the modern practice of traditional witchcraft. I stand in the meadow, at the forest’s edge. One step forward and I will straddle the boundary between fading light in the swaying grass and rich darkness in the woods. One more step and I will be immersed in the nighttime world of southern, hardwood forest. My home lay behind me, the wild magic ahead. I am the witch at the forest’s edge. This book is an invitation to animists, ancestor worshipers, magic seekers, and the wild at heart. It systematically explores the foundational aspects of modern traditional witchcraft. The book is structured into 13 core chapters or classes that cover all essential skill sets for any modern, traditional witch in a practical, caring way. Each chapter offers suggested activities and/or reflections for journaling and a reading list for further exploration. Advanced skills such a hedge riding and ritual possession are taught in a structured, explicit way that makes them accessible to a wider audience. Written from an animistic perspective and without pushing any specific deities, the book offers a thorough practical and theoretical framework for considering each witch’s personal theology and practice. Without pushing one cultural context, The Witch at the Forest’s Edge offers the means to reflect on the multiple cultures that inform the practices of modern witches, encouraging the reader to think deeply and undergird modern practices with ancestral knowledge.

At the Forest s Edge

camped at the upper end of the valley and spent three days jerking enough venison to carry us through lean times. Then, drifting north and slightly east, we took in the small and large rodeos in Pendleton, Oregon, and Ellensburg and ...

Author: David T. Hellyer

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029599973X

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Pediatrician David Hellyer (b. 1913) records his family history and the life experiences that led to his founding of the 600-acre Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, a wildlife sanctuary in Eatonville, Washington.

The Forest s Edge

Vogel and Lerdre had arrived at the end of the yellow road and had come to a dead stop right at the forest's edge. They had arrived in Silva. After a few minutes they made up their minds and risked taking the first step out of the road.

Author: Ines Galiano

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507107331

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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After the Black Years, the citizens of Civis, inhabitants of the caves took refuge underground and made a Pact with the inhabitants of the greenhouses, in the city of Silva. And so began the second era of civilization and still today, four hundred and fifty years later, the Pact is still observed. Vogel is one of the fifty-two apprentices beginning his period of instruction in Civis, but the forest has other plans for him.

Insect Pests in Tropical Forestry

in a tropical forest in central Amazonia, Camargo and Kapos (1995) found the highest values of soil moisture just inside a forest edge that had been created by cutting, with zones of reduced moisture actually at the edge and again 40–80 ...

Author: F. R. Wylie

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845936372

Category: Electronic books

Page: 408

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Insects are major pests of both natural and plantation forests in the tropics. This book is the first to provide a broad-based, international review of this subject at a level suitable for advanced students and practitioners. It describes the ecology and biology of the insects with special reference to the economic damage they cause to trees. All relevant control strategies are addressed. It is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners of forestry, ecology, pest management and entomology in tropical and subtropical countries.

Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes

A field study of montane forest edges in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, compared edge effects for boundaries with high ... Oak acorn dispersal by small mammals extended farther from remnant forests into fields in places where the ...

Author: Sharon K. Collinge

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891388

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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Ask airline passengers what they see as they gaze out the window, and they will describe a fragmented landscape: a patchwork of desert, woodlands, farmlands, and developed neighborhoods. Once-contiguous forests are now subdivided; tallgrass prairies that extended for thousands of miles are now crisscrossed by highways and byways. Whether the result of naturally occurring environmental changes or the product of seemingly unchecked human development, fractured lands significantly impact the planet’s biological diversity. In Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes, Sharon K. Collinge defines fragmentation, explains its various causes, and suggests ways that we can put our lands back together. Researchers have been studying the ecological effects of dismantling nature for decades. In this book, Collinge evaluates this body of research, expertly synthesizing all that is known about the ecology of fragmented landscapes. Expanding on the traditional coverage of this topic, Collinge also discusses disease ecology, restoration, conservation, and planning. Not since Richard T. T. Forman's classic Land Mosaics has there been a more comprehensive examination of landscape fragmentation. Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes is critical reading for ecologists, conservation biologists, and students alike.

The Cutting Edge

Conserving Wildlife in Logged Tropical Forests Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal, John Robinson. TABLE 11-1 Hypothesized Impact of Various Logging Practices on Abundance and Diversity of Tropical Amphibians and Reptiles Extensive ...

Author: Robert A. Fimbel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504799

Category: Science

Page: 700

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Recent decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scale and intensity of industrial forestry. Directly and indirectly, it has degraded the wildlife and ecological integrity of these tropical forests, prompting a need to evaluate the impact of current forest management practices and reconsider how best to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. Synthesizing the body of knowledge of leading scientists and professionals in tropical forest ecology and management, this book's thirty chapters examine in detail the interplay between timber harvesting and wildlife, from hunted and protected habitats to invertebrates and large mammal species. Collectively, the contributors suggest that better management is pivotal to the maintenance of the tropics' valuable biodiversity, arguing that we must realize that tropical forests harbor the majority (perhaps 70 to 80 percent) of the world's animal species. Further, they suggest modifications to existing practices that can ensure a better future for our valuable resources.

At the Forest s Edge

During the year their mother is hospitalized and unable to walk, a twelve-year-old Bavarian boy and his baby brother must shift for themselves.

Author: Ernie Holyer


ISBN: 9780812700244

Category: Germany

Page: 123

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During the year their mother is hospitalized and unable to walk, a twelve-year-old Bavarian boy and his baby brother must shift for themselves.

Forests and Global Change

However, human disturbance was found to be associated with lower tree diversity at a local scale, particularly of late ... 15.6 Edge effects The characteristics of the edges of forest fragments can have a major influence on the ...

Author: David A. Coomes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107783070

Category: Nature


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Forests hold a significant proportion of global biodiversity and terrestrial carbon stocks and are at the forefront of human-induced global change. The dynamics and distribution of forest vegetation determines the habitat for other organisms, and regulates the delivery of ecosystem services, including carbon storage. Presenting recent research across temperate and tropical ecosystems, this volume synthesises the numerous ways that forests are responding to global change and includes perspectives on: the role of forests in the global carbon and energy budgets; historical patterns of forest change and diversification; contemporary mechanisms of community assembly and implications of underlying drivers of global change; and the ways in which forests supply ecosystem services that support human lives. The chapters represent case studies drawn from the authors' expertise, highlighting exciting new research and providing information that will be valuable to academics, students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in this field.

Restoring North America s Birds

If predators and cowbirds are penetrating the forest from surrounding habitats, then birds nesting near the edge of the forest may have particularly low rates of nest success, and in a small wood- lot, virtually all nests would be ...

Author: Robert Askins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300093162

Category: Nature

Page: 332

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This accessible book draws on recent research on bird species and their habitats to explain how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. This edition includes an afterword that reviews noteworthy literature that has appeared since the first edition was completed in 1999. This new material--on such key issues as the importance of preserving large expanses of natural habitat, the importance of maintaining early successional habitats, and the habitat requirements of neotropical migrants--shows how the research on landscape ecology of birds has shaped conservation policy more rapidly than most would have predicted. Praise for the earlier edition: "This book is first-rate--very broad in scope and appeal, readable, and truly integrative in its coverage of landscape ecology and its implications for avian conservation biology. . . . It will be of significant interest to researchers and students of conservation biology, ornithology and ecology; land managers; conservation agencies; and anyone with an interest in protecting the rich avian diversity of North America."--Trevor E. Pitcher, American Scientist "This wonderful book . . . is especially relevant for conservation biologists from all walks of life."--Kathryn E. Sieving, Auk "An enjoyable read for anyone, from the amateur birder to the professional scientist."--J. Michael Reed, Ecology

Forest Prairie Edge

All of these schemes were important in opening up new agricultural and potential resource lands along the forest edge and inchanging the face ofagricultural development andsupport in Canada. Flippedonits back, the question becomes: ...

Author: Merle Massie

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887554547

Category: History

Page: 336

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Saskatchewan is the anchor and epitome of the ‘prairie’ provinces, even though half of the province is covered by boreal forest. The Canadian penchant for dividing this vast country into easily-understood ‘regions’ has reduced the Saskatchewan identity to its southern prairie denominator and has distorted cultural and historical interpretations to favor the prairie south. Forest Prairie Edge is a deep-time investigation of the edge land, or ecotone, between the open prairies and boreal forest region of Saskatchewan. Ecotones are transitions from one landscape to another, where social, economic, and cultural practices of different landscapes are blended. Using place history and edge theory, Massie considers the role and importance of the edge ecotone in building a diverse social and economic past that contradicts traditional “prairie” narratives around settlement, economic development, and culture. She offers a refreshing new perspective that overturns long-held assumptions of the prairies and the Canadian west.

Polish Journal of Ecology

Some papers report an increase in predation at the forest edge, which is known as "edge effect." The second group of studies tested differences in predation risks in forests of different sizes which are defined as "patch size effect.




Category: Ecology


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Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa During the Holocene Past Present Future

Experimental fire exclusion yielded closed forests after 30–60 years (Ramsey and Rose Innes, 1963; Devineau et al., 1984; Swaine et al., 1992; Louppe et al., 1995). In tropical forests edge-related fires are reported to penetrate into ...

Author: J. Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482265990

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This book consists of scientific papers resulting from an international workshop:Environmental and Cultural Change in West- and Central Africa' organized by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Yaounde, Cameroon, March 2006. Problems of Holocene and Late Pleistocene modifications of the rain forest savanna fringe and their possible influence o

Okanogan Wenatchee National Forests N F White Pass Expansion Master Development Plan Proposal

These prescriptions include : Forest Edge Scalloping : Flagging a separate limit of clearing boundary outside of the trail edge so the boundary is non - linear , in order to reduce visual impacts associated with straight trail edges .





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Resource Bulletin SRS

Source : Price and others ( 1998 ) and unpublished information on file with the Texas Forest Service , 301 Tarrow ... and forest edge ( light orange ) Figure 22 — Relationships among the proportion of land in forests , edge forests ...




Category: Forest products


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Handbook of Graph Theory

Trees in the spanning forests are maintained using the Euler Tours data structure ( ET trees ) described above , which ... sampling among the non - tree edges incident to T , in order to find quickly a replacement edge for e , if any .

Author: Jonathan L. Gross

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203490204

Category: Computers

Page: 1192

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The Handbook of Graph Theory is the most comprehensive single-source guide to graph theory ever published. Best-selling authors Jonathan Gross and Jay Yellen assembled an outstanding team of experts to contribute overviews of more than 50 of the most significant topics in graph theory-including those related to algorithmic and optimization approach

Northern Spotted Owl Management Plan in the National Forests CA OR WA

Comment : The proposed action fails to protect the microclimate associated with old - growth forests . Edge effects from small buffers will cause loss of species even from small , protected sites . The Agencies have not conducted ...





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Nez Perce National Forest N F Selway Ranger District Upper Swiftwater Timber Sale and Road Construction D F Record of Decision

The most important edge habitats at that time were between hardwood stands and conifers , and between seedling and ... edge against seedling / sapling stands as a result of timber harvest and it's utility for interior forest species has ...






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Journeys to the Edge

Then people showed me I would have to climb an additional thousand feet, in gumbo mud, to where my hilltop bus ... many Paliyan groups appeared to reside fairly near the forest's edge, in what we might call their frontier with Tamils.

Author: Peter M. Gardner

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 082621634X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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"Gardner offers a vicarious anthropological experience as he describes his research trips to study the Paliyans of the tropical forests of India, the Dene in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the sophisticated arts of India and Japan. Reveals boththe scientific and the family dimensions of the ethnographer's experience"--Provided by publisher.

Star Gem

Ahead of him he could see the fleeing beast stop at the forests edge rearing and pawing at the air. ... not pass through the forest with the wagon hitched behind it, or more likely, Kaan thought, It senses the danger in the forest.


Publisher: Will McDonnell




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